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  • Abilene Intercollegiate Golf Tournament October 23, 2016
    Watch some of Abilene's best collegiate athletes compete for their universities in this two day tournament.
  • Family Fun Saturdays 10-22-2016 October 22, 2016
    A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.
  • Texas Gun & Knife Show October 22, 2016
    Shop a wide range of guns and knives at this two day show.
  • Howl-O-Ween Pet Festival October 22, 2016
    This family fun, Halloween-themed event is to celebrate pet love and ownership. Festival includes Trick or Treat Street, Doggie Fun Zone, Vendor Prowl, and a pet costume contest with judging in six categories. There will be door prizes, a variety of treats for pets and their people, demonstrations, and pet adoptions. Dress up your favorite […]
  • Cars and Crafts at the Venue October 22, 2016
    A chance to enjoy a car show, crafts and check out the Tangled Hearts Wedding and Event Center. Benefitting Potosi Volunteer Fire Dept.Crafters interested need to contact to reserve booth space.

Exploring Abi

Find goodies of all kinds in Downtown Abilene tomorrow by heading over to the ABILENE FARMER’S MARKET from 7-12 or by noshing at the The Food Park in Downtown Abilene for great food truck noms, local creative artesian crafts, and live music by Shannon Cole – music! #visitabilene #abilenetx

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Visit ALL of Abilene

Visit Abilene is blessed to have a rich and vibrant community with a diverse landscape of all things life!

Photos from professionals and amateurs alike highlight the happenings in and around Abilene and we want to make sure we are showcasing as much of the vast Abilene scene that we can.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, if you have any photos we can share via our social channels to show off this great city, please message our page! The uber-talented Doug Hodel, of Doug Hodel Photography, is always generous with his work so we can show off the best of the best in this area. I mean, this ferris wheel shot from the West Texas Fair & Rodeo? Stunning.

Also, if you have any upcoming events or appearances, be sure to submit them to our calendar:

Together we can work to make sure all of Abilene is seen, heard and, most importantly, enjoyed by many!

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DRI Pumpkin Patch



If you can’t tell by the weather today, the season of colorful leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, chilly afternoons, all things football, and, best of all, theDisability Resources, Inc. pumpkin patch are all finally here! Don’t miss out on some of the best pumpkins in town that benefits such a wonderful cause. Remember, admission is free and pumpkin purchases will range anywhere from $.50-$50. This sweet pumpkin patch open for the whole month of October!

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Happy fall, y’all!

Action Zone Champions Classic 2016

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Sports Alliance is proud to announce the line-up for the 12th annual Action Zone Champions Classic. The Classic is promoted by the Abilene Sports Alliance, a committee under the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Sports Alliance was formed to increase the economic impact in the Abilene community through sporting events. In addition, another goal is to raise money for scholarships awarded each year to graduating seniors from each of the local high schools. Over a decade later the Classic is now their signature event. “So many great memories have been made with the matchups we’ve had each year,” Doug McIntyre, Sports Alliance Chair said. “Yes, the football has been legendary and we are proud that our Classic has become a nationally recognized, respected event, but we remain steadfast in our goal to help local high school athletes pursue higher education.” To date $100,000 has been awarded in scholarships to high school graduates. The line-up for the Classic promises more authentic West Texas football with high quality teams taking the field at Shotwell August 25-27. The first game kicks off at 7:30 pm Thursday between Hamlin and Anson, Friday, at 7:30 pm Cooper will take on Keller, and the final game in the Classic is a six man match up between Abilene Christian High and Weatherford Christian Saturday at 6 pm. Players and fans from each area will pour into Abilene to see the games. The ACVB estimates that close to $115,000 will be pumped into the Abilene economy because of the Action Zone Championship Classic. The ACVB and the Sport Alliance encourage the public to attend the games and cheer on local teams to support the event. “Abilene is known throughout the state for tremendous football, but also our gracious southern hospitality,” Debi Schultz, Sales Director for the ACVB. “By coming out to these games we show our guests that we appreciate their business in our community.” The Action Zone Champions Classic games are included in season tickets; prices vary by game at the gate.

New Giraffe Live Feed!

The Abilene Zoo is now providing a live feed so you can watch these not so little guys grow 24/7! To watch visit…/ktxs-and-abilene-zoo-launch-…/43484720



Welcome to Abilene bull riders!

Today we would like to give a huge Abilene welcome to the Youth Bull Riders World Finals! The bull riders will be here from the 3rd to the 6th boosting the economy by approximately $792,000! Kids from ages 4-19 will be competing in this event located at the Taylor County Expo Center focusing on raising awareness for youth bull riding! So grab your boots and make your way over to support these kiddos by showing them what a true Abilene ‘Howdy’ actually is!13920093_10153604953912653_2777297257733589995_o


Abilene welcomes the Texas State 4-H Horse Show this weekend! Come to the @taylorcoexpo to see for yourself why these contestants bring in around $1,656,000 into our economy each year! All is free and open to the public so put your boots on and support this fantastic group!



Tour de Gap

Join us for the 34th annual Tour de Gap! Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills of Buffalo Gap, Texas, relax at the pavilion area, enjoy the food and raffles! All proceed from this event benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization!

(Photo from Tour de Gap website)Tour de Gap

Back Yard Market!

Shop with local vendors all morning and afternoon at the Backyard Market on July 28th at the 23 Junk Street!! Then come back later that night to enjoy live music and food trucks!

(Photo from the 23 Junk Street website)Back Yard Market

The Grace After Dark!

Enjoy screenings of different award winning films from around the world at The Grace After Dark event this Thursday, July 14th! Food trucks will be located outside The Grace Museum from 6:30-8 pm. This outdoor night of films and fun is one you won’t want to miss. Limit: first 100 people only.13614933_10153548215937653_4076716296814995020_n(1)

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